Frau Oberst Engel Memoiren einer Amazone aus Napoleonischer Zeit

TitleFrau Oberst Engel Memoiren einer Amazone aus Napoleonischer Zeit
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsEngel, Regula
Number of Pages195
PublisherLimmat-Verlag
CityZurich
Abstract

Regula Engel (1761-1853), commonly known as the "Swiss Amazon," traveled to battlefields with her husband, who served the French during the Napoleonic Wars in a regiment of Swiss mercenaries. She cross-dressed, disguised as a male officer, and had twenty-one children. When her husband died in 1815, Engel decided to publish her memoir to secure an income and attract potential benefactors.

 

 

Reprint EditionOriginally published in 1825.
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